BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Deep reddish brown hue with small fading frothy off-white head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of smoky and caramel malts, instant coffee, dusty yeast esters, floral hops, and hints of berry. The taste starts sweet with the molasses coming forward. A lots of bitters keep things in balance with some sour fruits, smoke, and light coffee flavors upon the finish. The feel is quite lively and watery, finishes weak. Ultimately a disappointing beer, expected more.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with a foamy tan head. Nose was coffee and hints of cherry. Too much carbonation for a porter in my opinion. Slightly watery, too. Good flavor. Coffee infused with fruit. But the carbonation dampened that for me.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 Deep red. Not much nose, slightly roasty, mild smoke. Very nice flavor, lots of chocolate and plenty of sweetness. Bit of bitterness at the end. Nice stuff. Excellent porter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color, aroma is very malty with some cream. Flavor is mild with roasted earthy tones. Finishes malty, strangely balanced and not too bad.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with a nice, light-tan head. Smooth and creamy texture. Chewy-sweet malts with tasty notes of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and a little toasted bread. Not overly sweet, though, which I liked. Hint of sourness. Really good porter.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bittersweet, heavy rye or black barley (?) flavor imparting accompanying dryness; not very porter-like and pretty rough around the edges. Thanks argo0 via Bück Dich!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a smooth dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty and malty with a hint of chocolate. Taste is bitter cocoa, very smooth with a nice roastiness.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tannish, creamy head. Chocolate and roast aromas. bitter hops. Flavors contain bitter hops with more chocolate and roast malts. Some biscuit or dough qualities as well. Slighty spicy palate and bitter roasted finish.
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown body with a tall foamy brown head. Nose is weet with dark fruit, caramel and chocolate coming through. Taste is excellent! Sweet chocolate and caramel mixed with a nice balancing hop character. Mild roastiness and a slight bitter hint during the finish. Velvety smooth on the tongue. Great beer and a nice surprise!
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark red-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, some roasty, cherry, anise. Taste is medium sweet, roasty bittersweet chocolate, light cherry. Fairly creamy medium body. Nice beer.